Nicole™ Crafts Bucket Alien

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by Chris Yankauskas, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Bucket Alien

These Aliens won't scare, but will make any child smile…. Nicole Crafts acrylic containers are inexpensive and easy for little hands to craft and create! Let them go wild with pom poms, wiggle eyes and chenille stems...kids will have a blast, whether at a birthday party, camp or at an after school program!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time: 1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut top and bottom off cone so it measures 3-1/4 inch long.
  • 2
    Cut Styrofoam ball in half.
  • 3
    Paint egg and ball half Yellow Green. Paint cone Lavender. Let dry.
  • 4
    Glue egg shape to top of cone to create head and body.
  • 5
    Glue on 20mm wiggle eye, ¼ inch pink pompom nose and a black glitter foam mouth.
  • 6
    Cut six 2 inch pieces of orange chenille stem and glue to top of cone.
  • 7
    Brush iridescent glitter glue on cheeks. Sprinkle with gold glitter. Shake off excess and let dry.
  • 8
    Remove handle from paint bucket. Cut in half with wire cutters and set aside.
  • 9
    Place paint bucket upside down over head. Insert one 3 inch piece of purple chenille stem through one bucket handle hole into side of head. Twist slightly. Repeat on other side. Glue a ¼ inch pink pompom to each end of stems and glue a 5mm wiggle eye to each pompom. Brush top of bucket with glitter glue. Sprinkle with gold glitter and shake off excess. Let dry.
  • 10
    Glue half ball to center of top of bucket. Insert two 2-½ inch pieces of purple chenille stems into ball as shown. Glue an orange pompom to each end. Glue a 5mm wiggle eye to each pompom.
  • 11
    Insert cut handle pieces into each side of cone under bucket for arms. Glue 1 inch orange pompoms to handles. Refer to photo for placement.
  • 12
    Cut two pieces of gold glitter foam and attach to cone.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time: 1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Plastic Paint Bucket 3 inch 104076602
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Egg 2-1/2 inch 104687494
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Ball 1-1/4 inch 104685926
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Cone 6 inch x 3 inch 104468073
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic Foam Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Gold 104468073
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic Foam Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Black 104468064
  • Nicole™ Crafts Extra-Fine Glitter Gold 104559000
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glitter Glue 4 oz. Iridescent 104277431
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 2 inch Multi-Color Neon 155 pcs. 104276872
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6MM Neon 25 pcs. 104277486
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Eyes 5MM 220 pcs. 104233385
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Eyes 5MM 220 pcs. 104233385
  • FloraCraft® Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blades 104186311
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Yellow Green 104385003
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lavender 104106662
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411